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'First Frost' named Hosta of the Year
The American Hosta Growers Association (AHGA) selected Hosta 'First Frost' as its 2010 Hosta of the Year.
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A sport of H. 'Halcyon', First Frost' can grow to 16 inches tall by 36 inches wide at maturity. Its intense, blue-green leaves measure 7 inches long by 5 inches wide, which emerge with yellow margins that become pure white. In August, the plant is topped with dense clusters of pale purple flowers on scapes that rise to 22 inches. This hosta grows well in the St. Louis area.
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Since 1996, the AHGA has selected a Hosta of the Year based on outstanding merit. The hosta must be distinctive, grow well in all of its adaptable growing zones and be readily available.
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Previous winners include:
  • 'Earth Angel' (2009)
  • 'Blue Mouse Ears' (2008)
  • 'Paradigm' (2007)
  • 'Stained Glass' (2006)
  • 'Striptease' (2005)
  • 'Sum and Substance' (2004)
  • 'Regal Splendor' (2003)
  • 'Guacamole' (2002)
  • 'June' (2001)
  • 'Sagae' (2000)
  • 'Paul's Glory' (1999)
  • 'Fragrant Bouquet' (1998)
  • 'Patriot' (1997)
  • 'So Sweet' (1996)